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stipulation

[stip-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌstɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract.
2.
the act of stipulating.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin stipulātiōn- (stem of stipulātiō). See stipulate1, -ion
Related forms
nonstipulation, noun
restipulation, noun
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stipulation
1552, "engagement or undertaking to do something," from L. stipulationem (nom. stipulatio), from stipulari "exact a promise." Traditionally said to be from L. stipula "straw," in ref. to some obscure symbolic act; this is rejected by most authorities, who, however, have not come up with a better guess. Meaning "act of specifying one of the terms of a contract or agreement" is recorded from 1750.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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